Biden holds 11 point lead over Trump in Michigan: poll

Biden holds 11 point lead over Trump in Michigan: poll
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation Trump campaign eyes election night party at his sold-out DC hotel Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this' MORE is leading President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE in the critical swing state of Michigan by 11 points, roughly three weeks out from Election Day, according to a new Hill/Harris poll.

Fifty-four percent of voters said they supported Biden, while 43 percent said the same about Trump, according to the poll that was released exclusively to The Hill. 

The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Biden leading Trump in the state by 6.7 percentage points.


The president flipped Michigan four years ago, narrowly winning it over then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHouse Judiciary Republicans mockingly tweet 'Happy Birthday' to Hillary Clinton after Barrett confirmation Hillary Clinton tweets 'vote them out' after Senate GOP confirm Barrett CNN: Kayleigh McEnany praised Biden as 'man of the people' in 2015 MORE by less than a percentage point.

However, this state, along with a number of other battleground states Trump won in 2016, is now in play.

The Hill/Harris poll also showed Biden leading in Pennsylvania by 5 points, 51 percent to 46 percent. In Florida, the two candidates tied at 48 percent.

“President Trump has made a lot of progress in Florida and us closing in there but he has a lot of ground to make up in key Midwestern states,” said Hill/Harris polling director Mark PennMark PennSwing-state polls suggest a narrowed path for Trump's reelection Exclusive poll: Biden up in Mich., Pa., tied with Trump in Fla. Biden holds 5-point lead over Trump in Pennsylvania: poll MORE. “Biden is polling better with suburban and all-important older voters upset about the virus.”

“This time the Democrats see the Trump strategy and so far are blocking it to put back the blue wall,” he continued. “Trump has defied the odds before but these are some tough odds.”

The Hill/Harris battleground polls were conducted online among likely voters within Florida (965 likely voters), Michigan (1,289 likely voters), and Pennsylvania (992 likely voters) between Oct. 12-15.
Results were weighted among registered voters for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, education, political party and political ideology where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population and then filtered by likely voters.